Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Oasis Behavioral Health Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Oasis Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Signs & Symptoms of Suicidal Ideation

Oasis Behavioral Health Hospital helps individuals in Chandler, AZ diagnose and treat their mental health & addiction disorders.

Understanding Suicidal Ideations

Learn about suicidal ideations

Suicide, or the act of taking one’s own life, is a tragic reaction to stressful life events, and is especially tragic because it can be prevented. Individuals who are having suicidal thoughts or are actively contemplating suicide often believe that there is no other way to end the pain that they are experiencing. These thoughts are cause for concern, especially when they are accompanied by a mental illness such as depression or by substance abuse. Suicidal ideation can be broken down into two forms: active and passive. Active suicidal ideation involves an existing wish to die accompanied by a plan for how to carry out the death. On the other hand, passive suicidal ideation involves a desire to die, but a specific plan is not laid out.

While a person with suicidal ideation may not ask for help that does not mean help is not needed or wanted. Many people who commit suicide do not actually wish for death – they only want the pain to go away. Prevention of suicide begins with recognizing the warning signs of suicidal behaviors and taking action to get proper treatment.

Statistics

Suicidal ideations statistics

Nearly 40,000 people in the United States die by suicide each year, more than those who die by homicide. Men are more likely than women to die by suicide as they tend to use more lethal means to die by suicide than women. Suicide is a major preventable public health crisis in the U.S. and worldwide. In 2007, suicide was the tenth leading cause of death in the United States at an overall rate of 11.3 suicide deaths per 100,000 people. It’s estimated that 11 suicide attempts occur per every death by suicide.

Causes and Risk Factors

Causes and risk factors for suicidal ideations

Suicidal ideation has many different causes. Most often these thoughts are the result of an individual feeling as if they can’t cope with what seems to be an overwhelming life situation. Adolescents and adults with no hope for the future may come to believe that suicide is the only answer. Other common causes and risk factors for suicidal ideation include:

Genetic: Research has indicated that there may be a genetic link to suicide, meaning that individuals who have thoughts of suicide or suicidal behavior are more likely to have a family history of suicide. Additionally, it is also thought that there is a genetic link to impulsive behavior, which can contribute to suicidal tendencies.

Environmental: Those who have grown up socially isolated or with an unsupportive family may be at an increased risk for suicide, especially as they being to feel more hopeless and alone. Additionally, experiencing a stressful life event such as the loss of a loved one can increase a risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

Risk Factors:

  • Untreated or undertreated mental health disorders
  • Prior history of suicide attempt
  • Family history of suicide or mental disorders
  • Having a medical condition such as chronic pain or a terminal illness
  • Family and domestic violence
  • Having access to firearms
  • Being homosexual, bisexual, or transgendered
  • Substance abuse problem
Signs and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of suicidal ideations

Most people who are experiencing suicidal ideations show some warning signs of their intent to end their life even if they are not as obvious. The best way to prevent this tragedy is to recognize the warning signs and act upon them. Some of the most common warning symptoms and signs of suicidal thoughts and behaviors include:

Behavioral Symptoms:

  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Talking about death and dying
  • Using phrases such as “when I’m gone…” or “I’m going to kill myself”
  • Getting affairs in order
  • Saying goodbye to loved ones
  • Obtaining items needed for suicide attempt
  • Decreased social contact
  • Increasing drug and alcohol usage
  • Withdrawing from once-pleasurable activities
  • Increased risky behaviors

Cognitive Symptoms:

  • Preoccupation with death and dying
  • Belief that suicide is the only way to end emotional pain

Psychosocial Symptoms:

  • Feeling of helplessness
  • Self-loathing
  • Hopelessness
  • Paranoia
  • Intense emotional pain
  • Mood swings
  • Sudden changes in personality
  • Severe anxiety and agitation
Effects

Effects of suicidal ideations

The long-term effects of suicidal thoughts take an emotional toll on both adolescents and adults who are experiencing them, often leading to the inability to function on a daily basis. Additionally, any suicidal attempts can leave permanent damage and injuries. Long-term effects may include:

  • Loss of job
  • Social isolation
  • Family difficulties
  • Damage to all organ systems
  • Brain damage
  • Brain death
  • Seizures
  • Coma
  • Death
Co-Occurring Disorders

Suicidal ideations and co-occurring disorders

Suicidal ideations are often a symptom or result of undiagnosed or untreated mental health disorders. The most common co-occurring, co-morbid mental health disorders include:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Schizophrenia
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Paranoia
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